Jungle Book is a 1942 independent Technicolor action-adventure film by the Hungarian Korda brothers, based on a screenplay adaptation by Laurence Stallings of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1894), about a wild boy who is kidnapped by villagers who are cruel to animals as they attempt to steal a dead king’s cursed treasure.
Loosely based on the Rudyard Kipling “Mowgli” stories, the 1942 Jungle Book offered a two-hour respite from some of the darkest days of World War II. It was Directed by Hungarian born Zoltan Korda and his brothers Alexander and Vincent. Shot in brilliant Technicolor with elaborate sets, numerous action sequences, exotic animals, lost treasure, and a climatic firestorm–not to mention charismatic Indian-born star Sabu. It was one of the first Hollywood films to actually have a real Indian playing the part of an Indian. It was one of the most popular films of the year and won two Academy Awards for best color cinematography and best art direction. It is really difficult to get a good quality DVD of this film so we are hoping that making an App will save it.